Tag: "endocrine" at biology news
Moving towards a cure for diabetes
... that have been specifically engineered to produce endocrine
hormones. As published in Genes & Development, Dr...ent to cause pancreatic islet differentiation and endocrine
hormone expression in non-pancreatic regions of the endoderm. These results shed new light on the r...
Study: living near where pesticides used may boost fetal death due to birth defects
...ethroids, halogenated hydrocarbons, carbamates and endocrine
disruptors. About 19,000 fetal deaths occur in the United States each year, and the causes remain a significant public health problem, Bell said. Among known risk factors are smoking, advanced age among pregnant women and previous history of feta...
Hopkins researcher finds bone disease and growth defect may have common genetic basis
...ure, obesity, relatively short fingers and, often, endocrine
problems. AHO is usually diagnosed during childhood. Although the actual incidence of AHO and POH in the population is unknown, Levine estimates one of every 100,000 individuals is affected by either of the disorders. The two diseases rarely occur to...
Farms and livestock leave their mark on the Chesapeake Bay
...heric Administration, will describe the effects of endocrine
disrupters, environmental contaminants that can cause abnormal hormonal changes, on a species of fish that is common in the Bay. (The paper on this research, AGRO 138, will be presented at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 23, in the Renaissance Washington Hot...
Brain contains cocaine-like chemical
... that CART peptide also influences hunger, stress, endocrine
control, and sensory processing. In addition to Kuhar, the study's authors include Drs. Heather Kimmel and Wenhe Gong, Stephanie Dall Vechia, and Richard G. Hunter. A nationally-known expert on the biological underpinnings of drug addiction, Kuhar h...
McGill launches Centre for Bioinformatics
...thesis, ion channels, function of heart, nerve and endocrine
cells, properties of aggregates of cells. 8. Biomedical imaging: New power in imaging is having an extraordinary impact on experimental systems and on understanding the human body in the clinic. Collaborative work between basic scientists, comp...
Chemical industry science leaders keynote CIIT meeting
..., respiratory toxicology, chemical carcinogenesis, endocrine
modulation, immunotoxicity, ecotoxicity, atmospheric chemistry, neurotoxicity, and epidemiology. CIIT's role in the LRI comes as a result of the CIIT-CMA Research Alliance, formalized earlier this year. The Research Alliance designates CIIT as the pr...
Common pesticide product reduces testosterone levels
...Hardy and Benson Akingbemi have been investigating endocrine
disruptors and their effects on the reproductive s... and colleagues plan to study the effects of other endocrine
disruptors on Leydig cells....
Parathyroid tumors can be removed safely in outpatient procedure
...ting in the December issue of the journal Surgery, endocrine
surgeon Robert Udelsman, M.D.,notes that his patie...benefit as well, according to Udelsman, directorof endocrine
and oncologic surgery at Hopkins. Injury to the vocal nerve is an occasionalcomplication that can o...
New study claims data on pollutants worldwide are unreliable, and that some may be less--or more--harmful than thought
...nthe environment that allegedly interfere with the endocrine
systems of animals. Meanwhile, Lewis said, changes in understanding the chirality ofpollutants must occur if global environmental policies are to have properscientific weight. "I don't think it's so expensive to create single-enantiom...
Futurist research highlights chemists' national meeting March 26-30 in San Francisco
New research on anticancer therapies, therapies, endocrine
disruptors, fuel pollution and nicotine toxicity are among the topics scheduled for discussion at the March 26-30, 2000, meeting of the American Chemical Society in San Francisco. ACS is the world's largest scientific society. As the first ACS meetin...
Experiments illuminate workings of biological clocks
...emperature, cardiac output, oxygen consumption and endocrine
glandsecretion. In previous studies, Sehgal and others had shown that the amount of thetimeless protein (TIM) present in a fly's brain is a key signal that helps tosynchronize the biological to the day-night cycle. In their current work, theHHMI te...
Eating contaminated Great Lakes sport fish does not inhibit lactation, UB study finds
...e reproductive events. "DDE is a potential endocrine
disrupter, which means it could interferewith production of hormones that control lactation," said Bridget McGuinness, UBproject coordinator for the New York State Angler Study and principal author ofthe lactation study. She presented results here t...
First gene defect identified for precursor to adult diabetes
...link to diabetes, insulin resistance is knownamong endocrine
researchers as the "secret killer." Diabetics face a much higher than normal risk of heart disease, kidney failure,leg amputations, blindness and nerve disease. Their condition must be strictlycontrolled, but current medications are not completely e...
Genetic variation in sensitivity to estrogen may mask endocrine disruption
...yinterfering with the normal function of the endocrine
system. Such chemicals are found in certain pestic... Previous studies have indicatedthat estrogen-like endocrine
disruptors found in the environment can cause decreased sperm counts, deformed genitals,aberra...
Cedars-Sinai medical tip sheet (b)
...ry will provide a tool forresearchers studying the endocrine
responses that modulate the protectionagainst immune and inflammatory insults like blood-borne infections, shock andinflammation as well as stress. The findings were published in the June 7, 1999issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Science...
Many contaminants found in nation's streams, but few drinking-water standards exceeded, USGS report shows
... most frequently detected pesticides are suspected endocrine
disrupters that have potential to affect reproduction or development of aquatic organisms or wildlife by interfering with natural hormones. "Despite considerable progress in the four decades since Rachel Carson warned the nation of the risks ...
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center study identifies for the first time a molecular mechanism behind hormonal response to stress
... connecting interfacebetween the hypothalamus, the endocrine
regulatory center within the brain, andthe glands that constitute the endocrine
system. "This is the first documentation of how a novel regulatory cytokine molecule,which is synthe...
Researchers Identify Mechanism That May Regulate Protein Involved In Sex Differentiation, Stress, Hunger
...n of a key regulator of the genes involved in such endocrine
activitiesas the determination of sex, the develop...roids. "This molecule is at the cross-roads of how endocrine
signaling isachieved," said Ingraham. The finding could also lead to a recognition of a more general...
Surgical Experience Improves Thyroidectomy Outcome
...of thepopulation and are the second most prevalent endocrine
disease, behind diabetesmellitus. Thyroidectomy --...perience isassociated with superior performance in endocrine
surgery, until now, there hasbeen little evidence supporting this view," says Robert Udelsman, M.D.,...
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